MPI PHL Education Institute 2018
    Featuring Two keynote presentations, including a lunch keynote by Ava Diamond, Ava Diamond International!

    February 21, 2018
    8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

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    Chubb Hotel & Conference Center
    800 Ridge Pike
    Lafayette Hill, PA 19444


    What is Education Institute?

    The MPI PHL Education Institute is a full-day event providing the opportunity to network and learn from industry professionals.
    CE accreditation pending; attendees are anticipated to earn 4.5 CE credits towards your CMP or CMP recertification.



    Time / Event
    8:30am - 9:00am
    Registration & Continental Breakfast
    9:00am - 10:15am
    Breakfast Keynote:
    Hands-on with Virtual and Augmented Reality
    Presenter: James Spellos, Meeting U.
    10:15am - 10:30am
    Morning Break
    10:30am - 11:45am
    Concurrent Morning Sessions
    Sharon Fisher,
    The Language of AV
    For Beginners
    Lynne Wellish,
    CMP, CHSE,
    Supercharge Your Career:
    Build a Superhero Resume
    Dawn Rasmussen,CMP
    11:45am - 12:30pm
    Lunch Break
    12:30pm - 1:30pm
    Lunch Keynote:
    Extreme Engagement:
    How to Create Immersive Experiences for Maximum Impact
    Presenter: Ava Diamond, Ava Diamond International 
    1:45pm - 3:00pm
    Concurrent Afternoon Sessions
    Crisis Communications:
    The Most Important Tweet
    Alex Plaxen,
    Achievement Now!
    PPT, Videos, and Prezi -
    Who's Really Listening?
    Chris Chambers,
    3:00pm - 3:30pm
    Afternoon Break
    3:30pm - 4:00pm
    30 Ideas in 30 Minutes:
    A Summary of the Day’s Key Ideas and Take-Aways
    Moderator: Nicole Benner, CMP, Blank Rome LLP
    4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Reception to follow


    Two keynote presentations, including a breakfast keynote, “VARnival©: Hands-on with Virtual and Augmented Reality” by James Spellos, Meeting U., and a lunch keynote, “Extreme Engagement: How to Create Immersive Experiences for Maximum Impact” by Ava Diamond, Ava Diamond International

    Learner Outcomes:

    In addition to Opening and Lunch Keynote sessions, Education Institute will feature three morning and three afternoon concurrent sessions.
    Worried about missing something? You won’t want to miss the closing “30 Ideas in 30 Minutes” where EI attendees will share key take-aways from the day’s sessions. Click here for more information on our sessions and our presenters.

    Thank You to Our Sponsors:



    Hotel Information:

    Extend your stay! Accommodations are available at the Chubb Hotel & Conference Center. Please call 610-825-8000 and ask for reservations with regards to availability & rates.


    If you will be taking SEPTA Regional Rail Norristown Line to Miquon, you may call 610-825-8000 and a shuttle will come to pick you up 


      Early Bird
    Until 3pm
    After 3pm
    after 3pm
    MPI Member
    Preferred and Premier
    $149 $169 $189
    Non-Member & Essential $175 $195 $215
    MPI Student / Faculty $30 $40 $50
    Non-Member Student/Faculty $50 $60 $70
    You will have the option at check-out to add an additional $10 or $20 dollars to help offset the cost for a student to attend Education Institute. 

    Look Who's Coming!


    # Name Company
    1 Jamilah Abdullah University of Delaware Hospitality
    2 Rick Agudelo PSAV
    3 Noah Albert University of Delaware Hospitality
    4 Michael Alexander University of Delaware Hospitality
    5 Lindsay  Ancarrow Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board
    6 Allen Anderson Anderson Hospitality Services
    7 Laurey Andreas Chemical Heritage Foundation
    8 Casey Angle SEI
    9 Debrah Anmuth Eventive Productions,  Inc
    10 Courtney Babcock Chester County Convention & Visitors Bureau
    11 Charlotte Balencio Northampton Community College
    12 Sri Beldona University of Delaware Hospitality
    13 Nicole R Benner, CMP Blank Rome LLP
    14 Allison Bishop Stockton & Partners, Meetings and Events
    15 Jessica Bittman University of Delaware Hospitality
    16 Kate Blunt, CMP The Logan Hotel
    17 Kate Bondarenko University of Delaware
    18 Krista Borger Northampton Community College
    19 Meredith Brusca Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
    20 Tina M. Burch, CMP American Express Global Travel Solutions
    21 Jakeline Cano Northampton Community College
    22 Gwen Cantarera, CMP Pursuit Healthcare Advisors
    23 Caitlin Casey University of Pennsylvania Hospitality  Services
    24 Xipeng Chen u
    25 Lisa Cherepon Maritim Hotels
    26 Deanna Chiapuzzi Northampton Community College
    27 Devangi Chudasama  
    28 Emily J Ciancio, CMP Nemours
    29 Christine Cleaver Temple University
    30 Isaiah Cofield Temple University
    31 Jim Cohn Mid-Atlantic Events Magazine
    32 Rachael Colvin ICONA Resorts
    33 Susan Corrigan Skytop Lodge
    34 Hailey Coutts University of Delaware Hospitality
    35 Alisa Curmaci Temple University
    36 Lauren Curtolo, CMP Jack Miller Center
    37 Emily Cyrus University of Delaware Hospitality
    38 Amanda Daly  
    39 Alexis Day University of Delaware Hospitality
    40 Maureen Dee Advanced Staging Productions
    41 Jennifer Lynn Deitch-Van Keuren Vanguard
    42 Alicia Deitrick KPMG LLP
    43 Nicole Di Mattia, CMP DCAT
    44 Catherine L Diem Hilton Worldwide
    45 Molly Dimas University of Delaware Hospitality
    46 Rachael Disabatino University of Delaware Hospitality
    47 Sandra Donahue Party Rental Ltd
    48 Linda Donnelly Catholic Medical Association
    49 Sarah Donohue  
    50 Melissa Driggs University of Delaware Hospitality
    51 Joanne Durham, CMP National Fire Protection Association 
    52 Laila Ea, CMP HMCC The SOSI  Events
    53 Dawn Eagleton Tourism Montreal
    54 Courtney Emrich Temple University
    55 Sarah Farrell Mount Airy Casino Resort
    56 Jaclyn Fitzkee  
    57 Angie Flowers Temple University
    58 Paul C. Fogarty, CMP New Jersey Dept of Education
    59 Wanda Ford American Board of Internal Medicine
    60 Danielle Furnari Geisinger Health System
    61 Ann Garvey Visit Norfolk
    62 Talya Gerstl  
    63 Christina Ghani Visit Baltimore
    64 Jenny Girvin, CMP Vanguard
    65 Kristine G.P. Golden, CMP Bryn Mawr Communications Group
    66 Kathy Grau EY
    67 Megan Gray Albrecht Events
    68 Erika Gutierrez University of Delaware Hospitality
    69 Sarah Hagy The Electrical Association of Philadelphia
    70 Grace Hanlon  
    71 Ashley M. Hardison Nittany Lion Inn|Penn Stater Conference Ctr. Hotel
    72 Gina Harrigan Caesars Entertainment
    73 Zoe Harris-Hohne University of Delaware Hospitality
    74 Bethany Heitzman Geisinger Health System
    75 Maureen Hennessey New Jersey meetings + events & Pennsylvania meetings + events
    76 Le Minh Hoang  
    77 Rebecca J Hochhaus Vanguard
    78 Michael Hochman Caesars Entertainment
    79 Amy Howe Di Bruno Bros Catering & Events
    80 Adam Hrywnak Pocono Manor Resort & spa
    81 Zhijing Huang University of Delaware Hospitality
    82 Tenghui Huang University of Delaware
    83 Brianna Hull Northampton Community College
    84 Alicia Hutchinson  
    85 Victoria Hutchinson Maggiano's Little Italy
    86 Nadalyn Imbriaco Northampton Community College
    87 Beau Isken University of Delaware Hospitality
    88 David Michael Jackson, CMP Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau
    89 Grant Jacobson University of Delaware Hospitality
    90 Melani Jaffe, CMP JR Global Events
    91 Pam James, CMP Resorts
    92 Elisa L. Jaworski The Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation
    93 Victoria Johnson Northampton Community College
    94 Melissa Jones University of Delaware Hospitality
    95 Linda M. Jones, CMP HMCC Pennsylvania Convention Center
    96 Joshua Kaidanow University of Delaware Hospitality
    97 Greg Kamprath, CMP IMS Technology Services, Inc
    98 Nicholas Warren Kargel You Want What? Productions INC
    99 Steve Kearney PSAV
    100 Sean Keffer SEI
    101 Ilene Kirby, CMP  
    102 Sheryl Kline University of Delaware Hospitality
    103 Sujata Kumar Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces
    104 Lauren Kutz Geisinger Health System
    105 Gwyneth Lathrop University of Delaware Hospitality
    106 Beth Lawrence Beth Lawrence LLC
    107 Donna Laws University of Delaware
    108 Danielle Nicole Laws, CMP HMCC American Board of Internal Medicine
    109 Samantha Lazur University of Delaware Hospitality
    110 Scott Lewis Sands Bethlehem 
    111 Alyssa Lippincott Sands Bethlehem
    112 Mokino Liu University of Delaware
    113 Courtney Lutz Temple University
    114 Amanda Macintyre University of Delaware Hospitality
    115 Anne M Madden, CMP HMCC Maritz Travel Company
    116 Hailey Mager Northampton Community College
    117 Karen Mandel Normandy Farm Hotel & Conference Center
    118 Rahul Manocha University of Delaware
    119 Jodi Markizon, CMP Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    120 Lou P. Marrocco, CMP SEPC Chemical Heritage Foundation
    121 Franca Mascia Fogo de Chao
    122 Jasmine Mason University of Delaware Hospitality
    123 Richard J. McCadden Kalahari Resort & Convention Center
    124 Danielle McCauley Macquarie Investment Management
    125 Jorge McConnieSaad University of Delaware
    126 Jenny Mejia University of Delaware
    127 John J. Micklos III University of Delaware
    128 Daniel Mies The Hotel Bethlehem
    129 Brain Miller University of Delaware Hospitality